It's almost here: The Minnesota Book Awards gala happens this Saturday. Every year, a large pool of nominees is
announced, and, from that list, four finalists from each of the eight
categories are chosen. The categories are: Children's Literature,
General Nonfiction, Genre Fiction, Memoir and Creative Nonfiction,
Minnesota, Novel and Short Story, Poetry, and Young People's
Literature. Eventually, the list of 32 finalists is further whittled down to one
winner from each genre at the final party.
If you find
yourself overwhelmed by the talent in the full finalist lineup, fret not. We've done the heavy lifting for you, and have pulled out a few titles from the finalist list that you should definitely be paying attention to.